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Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The legislative session is almost halfway over, and House District 38 Rep. Tiffany Zulkosky is just getting started with her committee work. Along with her committee memberships, she is also overseeing a special committee devoted to tribal affairs that formed for the first time this year.  


Christine Trudeau / KYUK

With a speaker now selected, the Alaska State House has assigned committee seats to its members five weeks into the session.

Tripp Crouse / KTOO

Gov. Mike Dunleavy's proposed budget for this year took deep whacks at multiple state programs vital to rural Alaska. 

Bethel City Council meeting wrap-up for November 28, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The only ordinance that passed at Tuesday’s Bethel City Council meeting seemed more routine than consequential. The council unanimously voted to reacquire land that had been leased to the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative to test if the area could support a wind turbine. As it turned out, the 2.55 acres near the city lagoon was not a good location for that purpose, and the city is taking the land back.

Bethel City Audit Still Undecided

Feb 9, 2019
As Tuesday’s meeting approaches, tensions rise as Bethel City Council members remain divided on the completion of the city's audit for last year.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

As Tuesday’s meeting approaches, tensions rise as Bethel City Council members remain divided on the completion of the city's audit for last year.

 


Sen. Lyman Hoffman during a Senate Finance Committee meeting on March 29, 2016. Credit Skip Gray / 360 North
Skip Gray / 360 North

The Alaska State House has set a record for the most days into a legislative session with no House Speaker elected. Thursday marks the 24th day without a speaker. With the House unable to formally deliberate bills or form committees until a leader is elected, Democratic Sen. Lyman Hoffman of Bethel is predicting another long session ahead.


Courtesy of TKC

The Kuskokwim Corporation (TKC) CEO Maver Carey retired from her role on February 1, but it wasn’t announced on the corporation's Facebook page until Tuesday, Feb. 5.

State Elections Division Puts Inactive Voters On Notice

Feb 1, 2019
The state Division of Elections tracked the status of registered Alaska voters and sent out notices to those who had not voted recently. The notices warn people who haven't been voting that they have till Feb. 28 to contact the division or be deactivated.
Courtesy of the State of Alaska Divisions of Elections

  

If you haven't voted in the last four years, you have a month to save your voter status.

Christine Trudeau / KYUK

House District 38 Representative Tiffany Zulkosky expressed concerns about Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed supplemental budget. That budget would slash almost $3 million from the Village Public Safety Officer program, or 20 percent of its overall budget. 

All 19 USFWS Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge employees returned to the office on January 28, 2019 after Congress passed a bill to fund the government for three weeks following the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Federal employees returned to work on Monday, following Congress’ decision to fund the government for the next three weeks. The longest federal government shutdown in our nation’s history ended on Friday after stretching 35 days and causing federal workers to miss two paychecks. KYUK checked in on how the shutdown impacted U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service workers in Bethel at the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge.


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